UW Participates in Focus the Nation: A Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions

Luanne Thompson, Interim Director of the Program on Climate Change, with the assistance of RA Rehana Lanewala and sponsorship from across campus, has created an ambitious event endorsed by the faculty and student senates. Join colleagues at the UW and over a thousand other campuses in a day of interdisciplinary discussion about global warming challenges.

"FtN has the potential to offer pathways to this sort of interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as the forum for conversation, not only with other participants, but administrators and local politicians as well. Itís a fantastic model for collaborative and intensive educational initiatives."
Brian Smoliak, Graduate Student involved in the planning of UW Focus the Nation. (read more about Brian in the Winter PCC newsletter)


Scheduled Events
in the HUB during the day and at Kane Hall in the evening.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibitors. HUB West Ballroom.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plenary Talks by David Domke, UW Communications and Tom Ackerman, UW Atmospheric Sciences.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Multimedia Presentation: "Facing Climate Change"; HUB

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Climate Action Cafe; HUB West Ballroom-Get free coffee, donuts and a Clif Bar and find aout about action options from student and community groups.

1:00 - 4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion in the HUB. Topics include: Community Impacts of Climate Change; Green Building and Urban Landscape in the 21st Century; Technological Solutions; Will Capitalism Save Us?; Science at the Cutting Edge.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Town Hall with political leaders in Kane 130. Mayor Greg Nickels, Congressman Jay Inslee, State Representative Fred Jarrett and King County Executive Ron Sims: moderated by Steve Sher (KUOW) and introduced by UW President Mark Emmert. Free, but advance registration is needed to ensure seating.
Register at:
https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2008focusnation_townmeet/details.tcl

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